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Shauna Shapiro

Shauna Shapiro

Shauna Shapiro, PhD,
is a professor and author of the critically acclaimed books, The Art and Science of Mindfulness and Mindful Discipline. She is an internationally recognized expert in mindfulness and has been invited to lecture for the King of Thailand, the Danish government, the Prime Minister of Iceland and the World Council of Psychotherapy.

Greater Good

Aug 13 - 18, 2017 Begins in 4 months
with Shauna Shapiro, Daniel Siegel, Dacher Keltner, Mollie McNeil & Teja Bell

This workshop brings together a team of internationally recognized scientists, meditation teachers, and clinicians to deepen our understanding of how to live a meaningful, healthy, and joyful life. Weaving together ancient wisdom traditions with modern neuroscience, we explore the transformative effects of meditative practices. Participants will be taught simple yet potent meditation practices, and will also learn about revolutionary research in neuroscience that offers this hopeful message: We can change and reshape our brain to live healthier, happier lives.

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Beyond Tantra: Integrating Science, Spirit and Sexuality

Sep 10 - 15, 2017 Begins in 5 months
with Margot Anand, Shauna Shapiro, Lorin Roche, Layla Martin & Bryan Reeves

Join internationally recognized teachers to weave together ancient wisdom traditions of Tantra and meditation with modern neuroscience. Think of Tantra as a loom—the framework for weaving together the threads of body and soul, spirituality and sexuality, and individuality and universality.

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Winter Solstice Mindfulness Retreat

Dec 22 - 29, 2017 Begins in 9 months
with Shauna Shapiro

Come rest and rejuvenate yourself in good company during this darkest time of the year, which also is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the return of light and the joy of life. We will integrate meditation practices with revolutionary research in neuroscience to explore the transformational power of meditation during this profound seasonal milestone.

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